Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hello! Cabbage :)

(our cabbage plants)

"And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good."

~Genesis 1:12

How wonderful are the seeds that God has given us, how wonderful that something so small can come to life and grow..........from the tiny seeds that develop into plants and trees that we eat, to the seed of life, the beginning of human life, all very precious.

Today when I noticed the cabbage plants were making themselves known I jumped for joy. The amazing gift God gives us to reproduce food for ourselves and others. I cannot express enough my thankfulness to Baker creek and their heirloom seeds. 

Another Scripture verse brought to mind when I am watering my precious seeds and taking care of them, nurturing and loving them is found in Psalms..."He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."

Precious seed here is speaking ones coming to is a time of rejoicing to see your sheaves (bundle of believers)........just like the excitement when we bring in the produce from our garden.  One is temporal and one is eternal and both important here on this earth. Random thoughts through my mind as I admired my seedlings today.

This week we have been clearing a little path to a big tree in the pasture. Future home of two tire swings for the children.  Great time to clear the way before annoying weeds and such take over! They are very excited!

I said I'd let you know how the soaked buttermilk biscuits turned out, recipe compliments of Prairie Homestead, oh they were simply amazing!

Wonderful flavor and soft texture with a flavorful crispy bottom from the butter!

You can check out her wonderful blog and get the recipe by clicking the button below:

The Prairie Homestead

I had mentioned that we purchased the family grain mill used off of ebay. We set it up and had fun grinding tonight.  First we did wheat flour, then flax seed, and then I cracked some wheat for breakfast in the morning. Honestly, it isn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I really like the family grain mill because 1. the burrs are replaceable, 2. it doesn't overheat the wheat and damage it, 3. the kids can even operate it, and trust me, they all tried!!!  I noticed that when you buy them new they also come with a lifetime warranty, all of this info really makes me feel that I made the right decision. And even though I don't have an instruction manual it was very easy to figure out. Schwew! :)

I pray you all have a blessed day, thanks for stopping by my little Cottage Homestead. I am happy to link up to the Simple Lives Thursday this week, always look forward to it!


Oh yes, and before I forget I also received my Resolution tea and fiber mix this week from the Bulk Herb Store!  Mom and I went halves on it, and I really really love the tea, smells lovely steeping because of the cinnamon chips in it.  Full of goodness to give you energy, help in weight loss, and more!

You can check out there site by clicking HERE.  Just type resolution tea in the search box! :)

1 comment:

  1. Spring is on its way! I cannot wait :)

    I loved tire swings when I was a kid!